Summer vacation for local school children is halfway done now, but that still means there is another month of fun to be had before school resumes.

While some of the busier families in the Weyburn area have registered their children for various programs hosted locally through the City of Weyburn or at the Weyburn Public Library, those who like to keep their schedules more spontaneous are likely coping with the heat and humidity by heading out to the local water bodies and pools.

Nickle Lake Day was held on Saturday, which included a free pancake breakfast, and featured live music, an original market of local vendors, a Show & Shine Car Show, and a number of additional activities for children. In fact, Nickle Lake Regional Park was packed over the long weekend, with countless floaties, paddleboards, boats, and jet skis out on the water, and many building sand castles and digging on the beach, and paddling in the pool.

For those who prefer a swimming pool exclusively, the Weyburn Leisure Centre has free swimming for children ages six to 17 on the afternoons Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with a full schedule, found HERE. There is even a designated swim time on Saturday evenings for teens. 

Those on a budget can take advantage of some free local cooldown spots, with a spray park and paddling pool located at the Don Mitchell Tot Lot, or the spray park at River Park. Others may prefer to take advantage of Weyburn's Tatagwa Trails system, or the Weyburn Mountain Bikers trails found near River Park.

If you don't like water, the Weyburn Credit Union Spark Centre is open with a full range of activities to do indoors, with $2 admission available Thursdays and Saturdays throughout summer.

Older youths may find themselves enjoying the local skate park at the TAGS youth center, while others take advantage of the free Wifi at the Weyburn Public Library.

This weekend, the City of Weyburn will be hosting Heritage Village Days. Read more HERE.

Some are, however, looking forward to this fall, and registration has opened up for a number of sports, including skating and dance. Find details on our Events Calendar.

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mmThe cloud cover didn't stop people from enjoying the beach at Nickle Lake Regional Park on Saturday.